We regret, that following discussions between organisers and sponsors, we have had to cancel Smithwick’s Kilkenny Roots Festival 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic is still far from reaching its peak and we feel that to safeguard audiences, venue workers, technical crews, volunteers and artists this is the only option open to us.
SMITHWICK’S KILKENNY ROOTS FESTIVAL 2020.
Kilkenny Roots Festival Celebrates 23 years from 1st to 4th May with a stellar line-up, including The Lone Bellow, Jesse Malin, Chatham County Line, Jason Hawk Harris, Carson Mchone, Native Harrow, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Eileen Rose, Joe Nolan, The Hanging Stars, Martin Stephenson/John Perry, Tandem Felix.
The much-loved Kilkenny Roots Festival celebrates its twenty third year with an exciting line-up including The Lone Bellow with their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance, New York rocker Jesse Malin and the all acoustic instrumentation and modern songwriting of Chatham County Line.
Also confirmed for 2020 is the hotly tipped, Los Angeles based Jason Hawk Harris, Durham, North Carolina singer and guitarist Jake Xerxes Fussell and Canadian roots rock wunderkind, Joe Nolan. The rule-breaking roots music of Austin Texas native Carson McHone and Devin Tuel under her nom de plume, Native Harrow, also feature over the weekend.
Latest additions to the 2020 line-up include Eileen Rose, The Hanging Stars, Martin Stephenson/John Perry and Dublin band, Tandem Felix.
In addition to the ticketed shows, there will be over 70 gigs on the free Smithwick’s Music Trail in venues throughout Kilkenny city.
Tickets for the individual shows are available from http://kilkennyroots.com/tickets-times/ or in person from Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny, Tel 0567763669.